Nittany Lion women in second place in day one team standings
Women's Track and Field brings home team title at Team Challenge
Track and Field captures nine event victories in Tuscaloosa
Track and Field set for six-team scored competition in Tuscaloosa
Lions open outdoor season this weekend
Spring Sports Media Day
On the National Stage ... || 2012 Outdoor || Posted the second-best hammer mark at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary, thanks to a PR 207-10 (63.35) ... Earned Second Team All-America honors for the second straight year, finishing 12th in the hammer at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Won the Penn Relays title in the hammer with a toss of 205-2 (62.53).
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2012 Outdoor || Took runner-up honors in the hammer with a then-PR 207-9 (63.33) ... Also scored a seventh-place finish in the discus with a season-best 165-9 (50.53). || 2012 Indoor || Finished eighth in the 20-lb weight with a throw of 63-7.75 (19.40) ... Also finished 11th in the shot put.
In the Field ... || 2012 Outdoor || Enjoyed a stellar outdoor season, picking up hammer victories at the Bison Outdoor Classic, Bucknell Team Challenge, Jim Thorpe Open and Penn Relays ... Placed third in the hammer at the LSU Invitational, and finished as the top collegian at the Jim Click Shootout ... Top shot put finish was a third-place effort at the Jim Click Shootout, where she also threw a season-best 48-2 (14.68) ... Was a Big Ten Athlete of the Week winner during the season. || 2012 Indoor || Posted PRs in the shot and weight to win both events at the Penn State National with throws of 50-2 (15.29) in the shot, and 64-10.50 (19.77) in the weight ... Won the weight at the Penn State Relays in her first Nittany Lion appearance ... Also finished third in the shot at the Relays ... Collected a pair of second-place finishes at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Also won the weight at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State ... || Kent State || Enjoyed a banner freshman campaign with the Golden Flashes, qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw, where she would finish 12th overall and garner second-team All-America status ... Had a sensational weekend at the MAC Outdoor Championships, taking second in the hammer, third in the discus, and fourth in the shot ... Also enjoyed personal collegiate bests in all three events at the conference meet, with efforts of 199-4 (60.76) in the hammer, 172-5 (52.56) in the discus, and 49-1 (14.96) in the shot put ... Was just as successful indoors, placing second in the weight throw ... Threw a personal-best 63-9.50 (19.44) in the weight at the Penn State National, placing third in the competition ... Picked up weight victories during the indoor season at the Akron vs Kent State Dual and Kent State Tune-Up ... PR throw in the weight ranked fourth nationally among Division I freshmen in 2011. || High School || One of the most decorated athletes in New York high school history, totaling 21 state titles throughout her career at Lancaster High School ... Ranked number one in the nation during her senior indoor season with a toss of 50-6, which is also a N.Y. state record ... Threw 61-4 to win the 20-pound weight at Nike Indoor Nationals in 2010 - the second-best throw by a prep on the year ... Also won the shot at Nike Indoor as a senior ... Holds state records in the indoor and outdoor shot put (49-9.50), as well as unofficial state records in the weight and hammer (192-8). || Personal || Daughter of Mike and Mary Anne ... Birthday is December 30, 1991 ... Plans to major in Health Policy Administration.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field